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Foot neuropathy

Nack Hwan Kim, Sang-Heon Lee
BACKGROUND: Nerve injury due to a movable cystic mass during knee motion is a rare neuropathy, which can be diagnosed precisely using a dynamic ultrasonogram. OBJECTIVE: To present a case with foot drop and common peroneal neuropathy that involved a movable cystic mass during knee flexion adjacent to the proximal tibiofibular joint. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 47-year-old female was referred to our institute for a right foot drop...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Reneeka Persaud, Patricia M Coutts, Alisa Brandon, Luvneet Verma, James A Elliott, R Gary Sibbald
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the Healthy Foot Screen, a new tool for assessment of common foot abnormalities. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:1...
April 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Dharmadas Salini, Kumar Harish, Pillay Minnie, Karimassery R Sundaram, Bal Arun, Chirukandath J Sandya, Thacho S Mangalanandan, Lakshmanan Vivek, Valiyaparambil P Praveen
Aims: Available literature on the prevalence of Charcot arthropathy (CA) represents mainly Western population. No study has been reported from India so far. Hence we attempted to study the prevalence of CA in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and severe peripheral neuropathy (T2DMPN), belonging to Indian population amongst whom type 2 diabetes is on the rise in alarming proportions. Materials and Methods: Medical records of 3387 patients who performed an objective vibration perception threshold test during the year 2015 were screened for T2DMPN...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Channabasappa Shivaprasad, Goel Amit, Kolly Anish, Boppana Rakesh, Biswas Anupam, Yalamanchi Aiswarya
AIMS: To investigate the factors associated with abnormal electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and early diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: We recruited 523 consecutive patients with T2D (median age: 50 [interquartile range: 16] years; median T2D duration: 4 [5] years). Sudomotor dysfunction was defined as an ESC <60 µS, and DPN as a neuropathy disability score (NDS) ≥6. Logistic regression was performed to determine the predictors of sudomotor dysfunction in patients with DPN...
March 7, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Ilker Uckay, Francois R Jornayvaz, Dan Lebowitz, Giacomo Gastaldi, Karim Gariani, Benjamin A Lipsky
Factors strongly related to the risk of developing diabetic foot infections include vascular, neuropathic and hyperglycemic complications of long-standing diabetes mellitus. These infections are common and serious, posing a worldwide burden on administrative providers of healthcare, patients and physicians. The most appropriate approach to these infections is with a multidisciplinary team. This subchapter summarizes the current state-of-the-art concerning therapy, and scientific knowledge, for peripheral arterial insufficiency, hyperglycemia, and peripheral neuropathy of the diabetic foot, with an emphasis on the infectious complications...
March 2, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Patrick Esser, Johnny Collett, Kevin Maynard, Dax Steins, Angela Hillier, Jodie Buckingham, Garry D Tan, Laurie King, Helen Dawes
This study explored the potential utility of gait analysis using a single sensor unit (inertial measurement unit [IMU]) as a simple tool to detect peripheral neuropathy in people with diabetes. Seventeen people (14 men) aged 63±9 years (mean±SD) with diabetic peripheral neuropathy performed a 10-m walk test instrumented with an IMU on the lower back. Compared to a reference healthy control data set (matched by gender, age, and body mass index) both spatiotemporal and gait control variables were different between groups, with walking speed, step time, and SDa (gait control parameter) demonstrating good discriminatory power (receiver operating characteristic area under the curve >0...
February 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
David Karásek, Helena Vaverková
Diabetic dyslipidemia is one of the main risk factors for atherosclerosis. Although its participation in diabetic microvascular complications is not that dominant, dyslipidemia may play an important role in formation and progression of these complications. Pathophysiological mechanisms by which diabetic dyslipidemia affects the etiopathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy and diabetic foot are presented. The data from clinical studies and treatment possibilities for particular microvascular complications using lipid-lowering therapy are discussed...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Mitsukuni Suenaga, Takashi Akiyoshi, Eiji Shinozaki, Yoshiya Fujimoto, Satoshi Matsusaka, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Satoshi Nagayama, Yosuke Fukunaga, Kazuyoshi Kawakami, Takashi Yokokawa, Takahito Sugisaki, Masashi Ueno, Toshiharu Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Past studies have suggested that adjuvant capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPOX) provides decreased tumor relapse and longer survival in patients with curatively resected colon cancer. We report the first evidence of the feasibility of adjuvant CAPOX in Japanese patients with early colon cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients had histologically-confirmed stage II/III colon cancer and received curative resection. The primary endpoint was completion rate of treatment after 8 cycles of adjuvant CAPOX...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Alessandro Mirra, Micaël David Klopfenstein Bregger, Olivier Louis Levionnois
A 15-year-old Selle Francais gelding was presented to the equine referral hospital for treatment of a left guttural pouch mycosis previously diagnosed. After induction, the horse was shortly hoisted by all four feet, moved on a padded surgical table, and positioned in right lateral recumbency. In order to reduce the risk of bleeding during surgical manipulation of the carotid and maxillary arteries, a mean arterial pressure between 60 and 70 mmHg was targeted. After surgery, the horse was moved in a padded recovery box keeping the same lateral recumbency...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Aharon S Finestone, Eran Tamir, Guy Ron, Itay Wiser, Gabriel Agar
Background: Diabetic foot ulcers are frequently related to elevated pressure under a bony prominence. Conservative treatment includes offloading with orthopaedic shoes and custom made orthotics or plaster casts. While casting in plaster is usually effective in achieving primary closure of foot ulcers, recurrence rates are high. Minimally invasive surgical offloading that includes correction of foot deformities has good short and long term results. The surgery alleviates the pressure under the bony prominence, thus enabling prompt ulcer healing, negating the patient's dependence on expensive shoes and orthotics, with a lower chance of recurrence...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
M C Piccirillo, G Scambia, A Bologna, S Signoriello, I Vergote, K Baumann, D Lorusso, V Murgia, R Sorio, G Ferrandina, C Sacco, G Cormio, E Breda, S Cinieri, D Natale, G Mangili, C Pisano, S C Cecere, M Di Napoli, V Salutari, F Raspagliesi, L Arenare, A Bergamini, J Bryce, G Daniele, C Gallo, S Pignata, F Perrone
Background: MITO-8 showed that prolonging platinum-free interval by introducing non-platinum-based chemotherapy (NPBC) does not improve prognosis of patients with partially platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. Quality of life (QOL) was a secondary outcome. Patients and methods: Ovarian cancer patients recurring or progressing 6-12 months after previous platinum-based chemotherapy (PBC) were randomized to receive PBC or NPBC as first treatment. QOL was assessed at baseline, 3rd and 6th cycle, with the EORTC C-30 and OV-28 questionnaires...
February 16, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Benjamin R Williams, Dylan L McCreary, Michael Chau, Brian P Cunningham, Fernando Pena, Marc F Swiontkowski
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic implant removal following open reduction internal fixation of a fracture is a common procedure, especially in the foot and ankle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional change after the removal of symptomatic implants following ankle fracture open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) using the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) outcome score. We hypothesized that implant removal after ankle fracture would result in improved functional outcomes...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Rasmus Bo Jansen, Tomas Møller Christensen, Jens Bülow, Lene Rørdam, Per E Holstein, Ole Lander Svendsen
OBJECTIVE: Charcot foot is a severe complication to diabetes mellitus, associated with diabetic neuropathy. Any long-term effects of a Charcot foot on the progress of neuropathy are still largely unexplored. The objective was to investigate whether a previous Charcot foot had any long-term effects on the progress of neuropathy. RESULTS: An 8.5-year follow-up case-control study of 49 individuals with diabetes mellitus, 24 of whom also had Charcot foot at baseline visit in 2005-2007...
February 20, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Konstantinos Markakis, Alan Robert Faris, Hamed Sharaf, Barzo Faris, Sharon Rees, Frank L Bowling
Foot infections are common among diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy and/or peripheral arterial disease, and it can be the pivotal event leading to a minor or major amputation of the lower extremity. Treatment of diabetic foot infections, especially deep-seated ones, remains challenging, in part because impaired blood perfusion and the presence of biofilms can impair the effectiveness of systemic antibiotics. The local application of antibiotics is an emerging field in the treatment of diabetic foot infections, with demonstrable advantages...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
M Martin, M Campone, I Bondarenko, D Sakaeva, S Krishnamurthy, L Roman, L Lebedeva, J-C Vedovato, M Aapro
Background: Capecitabine is an approved standard therapy for anthracycline- and taxane-pretreated locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (BC). Vinflunine has demonstrated single-agent activity in phase II studies in this setting, and activity and tolerability when combined with capecitabine. We compared the combination of vinflunine plus capecitabine (VC) with single-agent capecitabine. Patients and methods: Patients with locally recurrent/metastatic BC previously treated or resistant to an anthracycline and resistant to taxane therapy were randomly assigned to either vinflunine (280 mg/m2, day 1) plus oral capecitabine (825 mg/m2 twice daily [bid], days 1-14) every 3 weeks (q3w) or single-agent oral capecitabine (1250 mg/m2 bid, days 1-14) q3w...
February 10, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Edward J Boyko, Amber D Seelig, Jessie H Ahroni
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations in the U.S., but no research has prospectively examined associations between limb-specific measurements and amputation risk among patients without foot ulcer. We investigated amputation risk by limb in relation to the same limb- and person-level factors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a 22-year prospective study among 1,461 male patients with diabetes without foot ulcer (mean age 62...
February 8, 2018: Diabetes Care
Deborah M Wendland, Stephen H Sprigle
OBJECTIVE: In the presence of pathologic conditions such as diabetes or neuropathy and activity-related forces, the plantar surface of the foot is a common place for skin breakdown. With this risk, foundational knowledge of typical plantar skin behavior is needed. The purpose of this study was to characterize the plantar skin properties (tangential stiffness, normal compliance, and thickness) across environmental condition and time. DESIGN AND SETTING: Nonexperimental laboratory design...
March 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Maria Sambataro, Luisa Sambado, Enrica Trevisiol, Matilde Cacciatore, Anna Furlan, Piero Maria Stefani, Elena Seganfreddo, Elisabetta Durante, Stefania Conte, Silvia Della Bella, Agostino Paccagnella, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos
Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes and is frequently associated with foot ischemia and infection, but its pathogenesis is controversial. We hypothesized that proinsulin expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells is a process relevant to this condition and could represent a link among hyperglycemia, nerve susceptibility, and diabetic foot lesions. We assessed proinsulin expression by using flow cytometry in dendritic cells from control participants and patients with type 2 diabetic with or without peripheral neuropathy or accompanied by diabetic foot...
February 12, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Francisco-J Renero-C
Background: One of the complications of the diabetes mellitus is the amputation of the lower limbs. This complication may be developed after an insidious ulcer, that may be raised by the peripheral neuropathy or the ischaemic limb, and that the ulcer get infected. That is, to develop an ulcer, in the diabetic patient, three factors should be taken into the account, the autonomic nervous system, the blood supply and the inmune system. Methods: In this work, the thermogram is used to identify regions on the plantar skin with blood supply deficiencies and the behaviour of the thermoregulation process...
2018: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
Lana Hirai Gimber, Linda Garland, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Tyson S Chadaz, Michael Schwenk, Bijan Najafi, Mihra S Taljanovic
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is seen in up to 75% of treated cancer patients and can drastically limit their medical management and affect quality of life. Clinical and electrodiagnostic testing for CIPN have many pitfalls. Magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is being increasingly used in the evaluation of peripheral nerves. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) shows promise in the workup of peripheral nerves. In this prospective pilot study, we investigated a possible relationship between DTI and peripheral neuropathy of the ankle and foot in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy...
January 6, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
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